Restoring and Protecting Marine Habitat: The Role of Engineering and Technology
National Academy Press, Jan 1, 1994 - Business & Economics - 193 pages
Annotation The results of a study by the Marine Board of the National Research Council address the role of technology in protecting and restoring marine habitat. Subjects include degradation of marine habitats due to natural and human processes, scientific and engineering perspectives on habitat management, engineering practices in coastal zones, and assessment criteria. Includes case studies. Lacks an index. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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